Deinterlacing in VLC!
I really like VLC because it offers so much more than QuickTime. One thing I noticed though is that interlaced content (video from my digital MiniDV camcorder) looks nicer in QuickTime. I finally figured out why. QuickTime automatically deinterlace the content while VLC does not. You can easily turn it on however. When you have a video loaded in VLC, go to the Video menu and choose "Deinterlace". There are many ways of deinterlacing. I think "Blend" works well enough. If you try that with interlaced content, you will see a huge difference.